It’s that time of year. The outside temperatures are warming up, fresh spring flowers are budding, and you’re feeling that extra punch of energy to spruce things up around the house. As you clean out your closets and hose down your porch, don’t forget about the spring cleaning you could be doing for your mouth. Sprucing up your dental hygiene routine can go a long way in boosting the appearance, health and confidence of your smile!
Here are three things you can do to “spring clean” your smile this year:
#1 Replace Your Toothbrush
How long have you been using your current toothbrush? If it has been longer than three months of if you notice frayed bristles, it is time to make a switch. Consider investing is a better model this season or even buying an electric toothbrush for different but thorough brushing approach.
#2 Invest in New Flossing Tools
Are you bored with using the same old floss? Do you avoid flossing at all? Flossing can seem like a chore to many people. And it may seem like your current roll of floss will never end. However, you should know that there are several floss varieties and flossing tools out there that can make the job easier and more enjoyable. For example, there is waxed and unwaxed flossing thread as well as several flavor choices. If you’d prefer a method that requires less dexterity and energy, invest in a Y-shaped flossing stick or a powered water flosser. We upgrade our wardrobe and hairstyling products, why not renovate our dental hygiene tools too?
#3 Schedule Your Dental Checkup
If you are serious about freshening up your smile, a visit to the dentist is the best place to start. Spring is an excellent time to schedule your routine dental checkup and cleaning. Remember that only a professional dental cleaning can remove hardened plaque and tartar along your teeth and gum line. Not only does a routine cleaning prevent decay and gum disease, but it can also polish off dingy stains from your smile. As you show off your freshly painted toes in your flip flops this spring, you can also reveal a fresher and brighter smile too!
Need to schedule that spring cleaning dental visit in Marietta? Call Gilreath Family Dentistry. We will make sure your smile is prepped for a healthy and vibrant season!
Posted on behalf of Dr. Paul Gilreath IV,